SP asks Chidambaram to 'wake up' to incidents in UP
Lashing out at the Mayawati Govt for "crushing" a peaceful protest in UP, the Samajwadi Party asked Home Minister P Chidambaram to "wake up" to the incidents taking place in the state.india Updated: Dec 25, 2008 20:17 IST
Lashing out at the Mayawati government for "crushing" a peaceful protest in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the Samajwadi Party on Thursday asked Home Minister P Chidambaram to "wake up" to the incidents taking place in the state.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi, SP general secretary Amar Singh said, "while the Home Minister has sent additional forces to Orissa, I request him to wake up to the developments taking place in UP...Centre cannot remain a mute spectator to the goings on in the state."
Seeking the resignation of the chief minister, he asked her to face legal action as a good citizen.
He demanded that the Centre should ask UP Governor T V Rajeswar to send a report on the developments immediately.
Singh said he has already briefed External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Ahmad Patel, the political advisor to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, regarding the developments in UP.
SP had on Thursday organised a bandh against the killing of PWD engineer M K Gupta allegedly by BSP MLA Shekhar Tiwari and his supporters after he reportedly refused to pay money for the birthday celebrations of Chief Minister Mayawati.
"Congress does not lack political will but is short on killer instinct," he said answering a query on the support extended by Congress to SP over the issue.
"Mayawati has said that she would observe her birthday as condemnation day (Dhikkar Divas). Whom will she condemn? We will also observe Mayawati's birthday as counter condemnation day," Singh said.